At about 3:16 p.m. on Friday, October 12, four people where injured in a multiple-vehicle collision in Long Beach. While traveling southbound on Palo Verde Avenue, the driver of a Toyota Tundra collided with a Toyota Corolla that was heading westbound on Wardlow Road, the impact sending the Corolla into a Mercury Mountaineer that was waiting at the traffic light. Paramedics transported four people to area hospitals to receive treatment for moderate trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a crash results in injuries, the victims may hold the negligent driver liable for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Long Beach accounted for 19 of the 346 fatalities and 1,986 of the 62,881 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic collisions that occurred throughout Los Angeles in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Long Beach 9th out of 13 cities with similar sized populations for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the multiple-vehicle collision.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram originally reported this crash.
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